The area that we now call Alaska or the 49th state, was thought to be “discovered” in 1741 by a team of Russian expeditioners. However, it is believed by most to have been populated with humans as far back as 15,000 years ago by people following herd animals across the Bering Land Bridge.
Native Alaskans still make up a huge number of the population and tribes continue to live off the land, abide by their own laws, and pride themselves in their diversity throughout their culture and their traditional ability to hunt, fish, and gather food while intertwining with modern-day living.
Alaska is known for its extreme beauty and endless adventures. It is one of my favorite states and I find myself returning multiple times throughout the year.
ALL THINGS ALASKA
OUR FAVORITE ALASKA OVERNIGHTS
This bright and airy Cedar A-Frame nestled within the trees that Eagles are perched upon, sits directly on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Breath taking beauty and panoramic views of Sitka Sound and Mt Edgecumbe Volcano are unobstructed from the windows and the 3 separate decks. Watch for whales, otters, sea lions and eagles while enjoying your morning coffee.
Willow Cabin is located in Talkeetna. Featuring a patio, the vacation home is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking, skiing and cycling. This vacation home is fitted with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, and a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge. Towels and bed linen are offered. If you would like to discover the area, fishing and canoeing are possible nearby.
All accommodations have private outdoor hot tubs, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, full kitchens with dishwashers, coffee machines, blenders, and additional kitchen supplies. Balconies and/or patios with barbecue gas grills, private bathrooms, heated floors, gas fireplaces, leather furniture, and ocean or mountain views are also included in all units. Towels, bed linen, coffee, and guest amenities are provided by the property.
ALASKA’S BEST TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS
Experience up-close views of glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park on this cruise. Enjoy 100 miles of jaw-dropping scenery as the captain and crew explain the surrounding geology and wildlife. Sail past the majestic Holgate Glacier and witness chunks of glaciers break off and crash into the water. Get your camera out near Chiswell Islands, home to thousands of nesting seabirds. In addition to the sights, enjoy a complimentary brunch or deli lunch.
Travel along the Turnagain Arm on a round-trip journey from Anchorage to Seward aboard the Coastal Classic Train. You’ll have the chance to admire the rugged coastline, Chugach Mountains, river canyons, glaciers, waterfalls, and backcountry wilderness on one of the Alaska Railroad’s most scenic sections. Enjoy free time in Seward before the return ride in the evening.
Get out of the city and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than is typical on a sightseeing tour. This tour takes you to Chugach National Forest, Beluga Point, Portage Glacier, and more to spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas. Enjoy live commentary and learn about the unique landscapes of Alaska from your expert guide.